Omid Djalili was born under the sign of Libra in 1965 to Iranian parents and raised in Kensington, London. After university he divided his time between the London Fringe and several jobs as a minicab driver and furniture delivery man. Omid started his career in the theatre, so playing Fagin has given him the chance to finally go back to his roots instead of standing alone on stage, being heckled in a toilet somewhere on the continent.
In 1990 he lived in the former Czechoslovakia doing experimental theatre, before embarking on a tentative stand up comedy career in London. His first comedy show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1995 was I’m a Short Fat Kebab Shop Owner’s Son, followed by a number of shows which gained him a Time Out Comedy Award as Best Stand Up in 2001 and a Perrier nomination for Behind Enemy Lines in 2002. His appearances at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival attracted huge critical acclaim and in 2002 he signed a talent holding deal with NBC in America, where he co-starred with Whoopi Goldberg in her sitcom Whoopi in 2003-04. He also performed a half-hour special in the first series of Jack Dee Live at the Apollo for BBC1 in 2004 and recorded an HBO special in New York in 2005, the first British comic to do so since Eddie Izzard.
Omid has had featured roles in many films including: The Mummy (1999), Gladiator (2000), Spy Game (2001), Mean Machine (2002), Young Picasso in Modigliani (2004), The Calcium Kid (2004), Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow and Casanova with Heath Ledger (2005), Alien Autopsy (2006), Grow Your Own (2007), Pirates of the Caribbean III (2008), and Sex and the City 2 (2010).
Omid has completed two series of his own show on BBC1, The Omid Djalili Show. He also recently wowed West End audiences by taking on the role of Fagin In the musical Oliver! However, he has never forgotten his beginnings at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the alternative comedy circuit and is often still seen popping up in Edinburgh and in London comedy clubs.
His latest projects include a starring role in the film The Infidel (2010), co-produced with David Baddiel; and co-starring in The Paul Reiser Show on NBC in the spring of 2011.
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